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AUSA 2021: GA-ASI developing modular open systems approach for Gray Eagle
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) is working with the US Army to develop MOSA for the Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) UAS.
Incorporating MOSA on GE-ER increment 2 will cover the entire system from aircraft to C2 software.
GA-ASI said implementing MOSA would provide new standards for C2, Future Airborne Capability Environment, Open Mission Systems and Universal Armament Interface.
GA-ASI VP of army programmes Don Cattell said MOSA would support the rapid integration of capabilities. He added that the company wanted to help the US Army create a platform that makes ‘interfacing from all platforms and users as easy as possible.’
MOSA would enable faster integration of payloads, communication equipment, artificial intelligence, and machine learning capabilities onto GE-ER.
GA-ASI said this would reduce ‘sensor to shooter’ timelines and the bandwidth requirements in contested environments.
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